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Green Bay weather will feature below-zero wind chills for 49ers-Packers on Saturday night

Fri Jan 21 2022 14:28:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bitter cold weather is expected in Green Bay for Saturday night’s 49ers-Packers game. Snow will fall on Lambeau Field tonight and tomorrow morning, but that will be cleared before the game. However, Tasos Kallas, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Green Bay, told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that the temperature will get down [more]

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When Deebo Samuel speaks, Kyle Shanahan listens

Fri Jan 21 2022 02:11:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Plenty of running backs, receivers, and tight ends want the ball, and they’re not bashful about saying so. Coaches learn to tune them out and focus on the task at hand. Some players carry more weight. For 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, receiver Deebo Samuel is one of those players. Shanahan was asked on Thursday about [more]

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NFL fines Dak Prescott $25,000 for comments about officials

Thu Jan 20 2022 23:58:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Apology not accepted. The NFL has fined Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott $25,000 for the comments he made after Sunday’s playoff loss to the 49ers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Prescott apologized for the remarks on Tuesday, after the NBA Referees Association issued a statement criticizing him for condoning the throwing of objects at game [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo has no designation, Nick Bosa “looking good” to play

Thu Jan 20 2022 23:20:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder/right thumb) had another full practice Thursday and is set to start against the Packers on Saturday night. Garoppolo has no designation. Garoppolo injured his shoulder in the second quarter of the win over Dallas while trying to protect his thumb as he hit the ground. In the second half, [more]

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San Francisco 49ers injury report: Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa, Fred Warner accounted for at practice

Thu Jan 20 2022 22:02:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Packers activate Randall Cobb off injured reserve

Thu Jan 20 2022 21:59:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Receiver Randall Cobb will be playing against the 49ers on Saturday. The Packers activated Cobb off of injured reserve on Thursday, the team announced. The move was expected, as head coach Matt LaFleur said earlier in the week he anticipated Cobb being available for the game. Cobb has been out since suffering a core muscle [more]

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Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers playoff game draws massive TV audience for CBS Sports

Thu Jan 20 2022 17:37:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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George Kittle: Playoff game at Lambeau Field a dream come true

Thu Jan 20 2022 14:21:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Playing on the road in the postseason is usually something teams want to avoid and that’s all the more true when the road game is in Green Bay on a frigid January night, but one key 49ers player is fired up about the prospect of being in Lambeau Field this weekend. Tight end George Kittle [more]

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Mike McCarthy: Cowboys made the right call at end of game, just needed to execute better

Thu Jan 20 2022 10:04:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is not second guessing Dak Prescott‘s run up the middle at the end of Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, although he is acknowledging that the play could have been executed better. McCarthy said Prescott running up the middle, sliding, then getting up for a spike was a good call. “So, it’s [more]

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Charles Omenihu on difference from Texans to 49ers: “It’s not a circus show here”

Thu Jan 20 2022 05:25:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The San Francisco 49ers acquired defensive end Charles Omenihu in a trade with the Houston Texans in November. Two months later, the Texans season is over and the 49ers are set to face the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs this weekend. That’s reason enough for Omenihu to feel happy [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo has a full practice Wednesday, Nick Bosa limited

Thu Jan 20 2022 02:18:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa took a step toward returning to action this weekend. He had a limited practice Wednesday. Bosa was diagnosed with a concussion during Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. He did not practice Tuesday. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder/right thumb) was upgraded to full participation after being limited Tuesday. All 53 players [more]

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Packers cut Kingsley Keke

Thu Jan 20 2022 00:25:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers cut defensive lineman Kingsley Keke on Wednesday, the team announced. The Packers drafted him in the fifth round in 2019. He started eight games and played 12 this season, playing 393 defensive snaps and 51 on special teams. He hasn’t played since Week 15. Keke was a healthy scratch on Christmas Day, then [more]

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Trey Lance tasked with mimicking Aaron Rodgers at practice as San Francisco prepares for Green Bay

Thu Jan 20 2022 00:04:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers have 'special opportunity' against San Francisco 49ers in NFL playoffs

Wed Jan 19 2022 21:43:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Matt LaFleur anticipates Randall Cobb will play on Saturday

Wed Jan 19 2022 18:11:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It sounds like Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have one of his favorite weapons back for Saturday’s game against the 49ers. Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters in his Wednesday press conference that he anticipates Cobb playing in the Divisional round. Cobb was designated to return from injured reserve in late December. He’s [more]

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Troy Aikman: Cowboys should have thrown more often to CeeDee Lamb

Wed Jan 19 2022 16:45:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, who openly lamented not calling the 49ers-Cowboys playoff game, has some thoughts about the manner in which the Dallas offense operated in the loss to the 49ers. Aikman, appearing Wednesday morning on 96.7 The Ticket in Dallas, said that the Cowboys should have gotten the ball more often to receiver [more]

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Adam Peters set for second Giants G.M. interview

Wed Jan 19 2022 16:45:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Add another name to the list of finalists for the Giants General Manager job. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that 49ers assistant G.M. Adam Peters will have a second interview for the job. The interview is scheduled to take place on Thursday. Peters joins Bills assistant G.M. Joe Schoen and Chiefs executive director of [more]

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Cowboys-49ers draws 41.5 million viewers, most for a wild card game in seven years

Wed Jan 19 2022 15:42:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday’s game in Dallas drew a massive TV audience. The 49ers’ win over the Cowboys generated a total of 41.5 million viewers, which made it the most-watched NFL wild card game in seven years. The last NFL wild card game that drew more viewers was the Lions-Cowboys game in 2015. The Cowboys typically draw the [more]

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Nick Bosa remains in concussion protocol, Jimmy Garoppolo officially limited

Wed Jan 19 2022 03:20:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo expects to start Saturday against the Packers despite right shoulder and right thumb injuries. He officially was limited in Tuesday’s walk-through practice. Defensive lineman Nick Bosa remains in concussion protocol, so he was listed as a non-participant. Defensive lineman Jordan Willis (ankle) also didn’t practice. Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee), linebacker Dre Greenlaw (groin), [more]

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Dak Prescott apologizes for his comments about fans throwing objects at officials

Wed Jan 19 2022 01:04:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Sunday, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott did the wrong thing, condoning fans throwing objects at game officials. On Tuesday, Dak did the right thing, apologizing for his remarks. “I deeply regret the comments I made regarding the officials after the game on Sunday,” Prescott said on Twitter. “I was caught up in the emotion of [more]

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49ers say Jimmy Garoppolo, Fred Warner will be limited at practice

Wed Jan 19 2022 00:13:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan gave a pre-practice update on some of the team’s injured players on Tuesday, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and linebacker Fred Warner. Garoppolo suffered a slight right shoulder sprain in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys and Shanahan said on Monday that the thought the quarterback would practice this week. On Tuesday, [more]

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NBA referees condemn Dak Prescott’s recent comments about fans throwing items at officials

Tue Jan 18 2022 23:38:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL hasn’t said anything about Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott‘s comments that condoned, if not welcomed, the throwing of items by fans at game officials. The NFL Referees Association hasn’t said anything, either. Chiming in, surprisingly, is the NBA Referees Association. “The NBRA condemns the comments by Dak Prescott condoning violence against game officials,” the [more]

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Aaron Rodgers understands the history of the Packers-49ers playoff rivalry

Tue Jan 18 2022 23:15:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers and 49ers have played each other in the playoffs eight times, with each team winning four, and several of those games being remembered as NFL postseason classics. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers knows all about it. But Rodgers indicated that while he can appreciate the history, that probably matters more to fans than to [more]

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Raheem Mostert off COVID list, returns to IR

Tue Jan 18 2022 22:12:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers made some minor roster moves ahead of Saturday’s playoff game against the Packers. They released cornerback Luq Barcoo and punter Ryan Winslow from the practice squad. Fullback Josh Hokit took one of those roster spots as the team activated him back to the practice squad from the COVID-19 reserve list. The 49ers also [more]

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Dolphins set to interview Mike McDaniel Wednesday

Tue Jan 18 2022 20:31:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins are slated for a head coaching interview on Wednesday. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the team is scheduled to speak to 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel. With McDaniel and the 49ers preparing for a divisional round game against the Packers this week, the interview will take place remotely. 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco [more]

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DeMeco Ryans to interview with Vikings Wednesday

Tue Jan 18 2022 20:19:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans’ week isn’t going to be solely devoted to preparing for Saturday night’s game in Green Bay. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Ryans will interview with the Vikings for their head coaching job on Wednesday. The interview will take place remotely. Ryans spent three years as the 49ers’ inside linebackers [more]

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Tony Dungy addresses biggest problems with Dallas Cowboys' loss to San Francisco 49ers

Tue Jan 18 2022 19:57:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Trent Williams experiences first postseason victory of his career

Tue Jan 18 2022 02:13:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Trent Williams has played 11 seasons. It took 152 games before the 49ers left tackle experienced his first postseason victory. Williams twice went to the playoffs with Washington and twice lost. San Francisco beat Dallas 23-17 on Sunday. “I was so happy for Trent,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game, via Jennifer Lee [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: I’ve been real happy for Matt LaFleur, but not this week

Mon Jan 17 2022 23:27:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and Packers head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t have the warmest handshake after the Packers beat the 49ers 30-28 in Week Three, but there’s no bad feelings between the coaches heading into Saturday night’s divisional round game at Lambeau Field. LaFleur was an assistant when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in [more]

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San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has shoulder sprain, still expected to practice, Kyle Shanahan says

Mon Jan 17 2022 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Jimmy Garoppolo has right shoulder sprain, should practice Wednesday

Mon Jan 17 2022 21:58:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo picked up another injury in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said at a Monday press conference that Garoppolo sprained his right shoulder in the second quarter of the 23-17 win. Garoppolo did not leave the game and finished 16-of-25 for 172 yards and an interception. Shanahan said [more]

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Stephen Jones: No place for throwing objects at officials

Mon Jan 17 2022 20:18:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After the infamous Hail Mary game of December 1975, a Vikings fan upset with uncalled offensive pass interference on Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson threw a whiskey bottle that struck game official Armen Terzian in the head. After Sunday’s playoff game between the 49ers and Cowboys, disgruntled Dallas fans threw bottles and other objects at the [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo got excited, didn’t let Trent Williams get set on fourth-and-1 penalty

Mon Jan 17 2022 17:08:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys lost on Sunday, and all the talk today is about the ways they botched the ending of the game. But if the Cowboys had succeeded on their final drive, the talk would be the ways the 49ers botched the ending of the game. Because San Francisco’s decision-making and execution was far from perfect. [more]

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Final play for Cowboys was failure of coaching and execution

Mon Jan 17 2022 16:17:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Pay no attention to the complaints for Cowboys coaches, players, and fans regarding the manner in which the officials handled the final play of Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the 49ers. The Cowboys have only themselves to blame. They took a chance. They made a calculated risk, multiple of them. They thought it would work. It [more]

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Deebo shines in Next Gen Stats

Mon Jan 17 2022 15:40:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former South Carolina football star Deebo Samuel has lined up all over the field for the San Francisco 49ers’ offense, and that didn’t change in the Super Wildcard Weekend.

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Giants interviewing Adam Peters, Ran Carthon Monday

Mon Jan 17 2022 15:08:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nine candidates to be the next Giants General Manager have been identified over the last week and they’ll wrap up initial interviews with that group on Monday. According to multiple reports, the team will speak to a pair of executives from the 49ers. Assistant G.M. Adam Peters and director of player personnel Ran Carthon will [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo on his key interception: “I didn’t grip it the right way”

Mon Jan 17 2022 14:46:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers fans know the drill by now, even if they fight hard to ignore it. Jimmy Garoppolo is just good enough to help the team win. And he’s just bad enough to make the team lose. Both sides of that coin emerged on Sunday, with Garoppolo making a pair of misfires after the 49ers built [more]

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Deebo Samuel: I told Kyle Shanahan to give me the ball and scored the next play

Mon Jan 17 2022 13:45:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Deebo Samuel has been a major part of the 49ers offense all season and he came up with one of their biggest plays in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. Samuel stepped up in the third quarter after cornerback K'Waun Williams picked off Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott inside the Dallas 30-yard-line. After that play, 49ers head [more]

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Fred Warner has “a chance” to play next weekend

Mon Jan 17 2022 13:23:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers got a win in Dallas on Sunday, but they lost a pair of key defensive players to injury en route to the 23-17 victory. Defensive end Nick Bosa suffered a concussion and linebacker Fred Warner injured his ankle during the game. Bosa will have to go through the concussion protocol to be cleared [more]

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Dak Prescott on fans throwing debris at officials: Credit to them

Mon Jan 17 2022 04:08:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott can expect a trip to the principal’s office this week. Prescott was angry after the Cowboys’ 23-17 loss to the 49ers in Sunday’s wild-card game, when the clock ran out on their comeback attempt. But he wasn’t nearly as angry as some fans were. Prescott ran a quarterback draw with 14 [more]

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Dak Prescott insists he spiked the ball before the clock ran out

Mon Jan 17 2022 03:12:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Referee Alex Kemp said in a pool report that umpire Ramon George did everything correctly in spotting the ball. Quarterback Dak Prescott said he and the Cowboys did everything correctly to have time to spike the ball before the clock ran out. “I thought I did (spike the ball in time),” Prescott said. “I didn’t [more]

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Referee Brian Kemp: Umpire spotted ball properly on final play in Dallas

Mon Jan 17 2022 02:30:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys thought they’d have time to run one more play at the end of the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the 49ers, but time expired as Dak Prescott spiked the ball at the end of a 16-yard run. Prescott didn’t hand the ball to the umpire, which forced the Cowboys to wait [more]

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Mike McCarthy expected the league office to put more time on the clock

Mon Jan 17 2022 01:56:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys made a calculated risk at the end of Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers. And it failed. With 14 seconds left, no timeouts, and the ball on the San Francisco 41, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy called a quarterback draw. Dak Prescott sprinted all the way to the 24 yard line before sliding to [more]

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49ers hold on for dramatic 23-17 upset of Cowboys

Mon Jan 17 2022 01:02:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers took a 23-7 lead into the fourth quarter. They let the Cowboys back in, but then slammed the door in the home team’s face. The Cowboys scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, but the 49ers held on for a 23-17 upset. It was way more dramatic than the 49ers would have [more]

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Cowboys take advantage of Jimmy Garoppolo’s INT to close to within 23-17

Mon Jan 17 2022 00:25:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys aren’t dead yet. They can thank Jimmy Garoppolo for that. After getting a 16-yard completion from punter Bryan Anger to C.J. Goodwin on a fake punt, the Cowboys got a 51-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein to close to within 23-10. The 49ers then melted down on their next possession, with Brandon Aiyuk [more]

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Deebo Samuel’s 26-yard touchdown run following an INT gives 49ers 23-7 lead

Sun Jan 16 2022 23:46:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys will need a big second half comeback to avoid becoming the first home team to lose this postseason. Dak Prescott tried to force a pass into Cedrick Wilson and 49ers cornerback K'Waun Williams made an easy interception at the Dallas 26. It took only one play for the 49ers to score their second [more]

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Nick Bosa out with a concussion

Sun Jan 16 2022 23:34:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers survived one Cowboys drive without Nick Bosa in the second half. They will have to do it the rest of the way now. The 49ers ruled out the defensive end, announcing he was diagnosed with a concussion. Bosa was injured with 1:15 remaining in the first half. Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins pulled [more]

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Nick Bosa injury: San Francisco 49ers star ruled out against Dallas Cowboys with concussion

Sun Jan 16 2022 23:32:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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49ers lead Cowboys 16-7 at halftime but Nick Bosa heads to locker room early

Sun Jan 16 2022 23:08:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers dominated the Cowboys in the first half, taking a 16-7 lead into the locker room. San Francisco scored on its first four possessions and finished the first half with 203 yards. The only reason the Cowboys remain in the game is because the Dallas defense held the 49ers to field goals on three [more]

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Amari Cooper’s 20-yard touchdown catch pulls Dallas to within 13-7

Sun Jan 16 2022 22:39:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys are on the scoreboard. Dallas, which had only 7 yards on its first two drives that ended in punts, scored on a 20-yard pass from Dak Prescott to Amari Cooper. It has drawn the Cowboys to within 13-7. The Cowboys went 67 yards in nine plays after Tony Pollard‘s 32-yard kickoff return. Pollard [more]

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49ers hit no road blocks on first drive to take 7-0 lead

Sun Jan 16 2022 21:52:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers had no problem with the Dallas defense on their first drive. They needed only seven plays and 4:06 to go 75 yards for an opening touchdown. San Francisco faced no third downs. Elijah Mitchell ran for a 4-yard touchdown to cap the drive, and Robbie Gould‘s PAT handed the 49ers an early 7-0 [more]

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Azeez Al-Shaair active for 49ers vs. Cowboys

Sun Jan 16 2022 20:15:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers listed linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee), linebacker Marcell Harris (Achilles) and safety Talanoa Hufanga (knee) as questionable for today’s game against the Cowboys. They will have one of the three. Al-Shaair is active. The means for the first time since Week 12, the 49ers will have their top three linebackers with Al-Shaair joining Fred [more]

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San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa deserved All-Pro status, per Kyle Shanahan

Sun Jan 16 2022 05:30:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Mitch Wishnowsky clears concussion protocol, will punt for 49ers Sunday

Sat Jan 15 2022 22:36:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers won’t have to use kicker Robbie Gould as their punter again this weekend. Mitch Wishnowsky has cleared the concussion protocol and he is set to play against the Cowboys in Sunday’s playoff game. Wishnowsky was injured in the first half of last Sunday’s win over the Rams. Gould stepped in and punted twice [more]

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Kyle Shanahan thinks Nick Bosa should have been an All-Pro

Sat Jan 15 2022 15:43:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On the surface, making or not making the All-Pro team doesn’t mean much, unless of course significant incentives are tied to the designation. At a deeper level, a snub could provide motivation, for example, for any players who will be playing playoff games in the days after the All-Pro team is announced. 49ers defensive end [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo, Trent Williams off 49ers injury report

Fri Jan 14 2022 22:22:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and left tackle Trent Williams are both good to go for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Garoppolo returned last Sunday after missing one game with a right thumb injury. He was listed as questionable for that game, but did not get any injury designation for the Wild Card round. Williams didn’t [more]

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Cowboys rule out Keanu Neal

Fri Jan 14 2022 21:46:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys ruled out linebacker Keanu Neal for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Neal has chest and elbow injuries that limited him Wednesday and kept him out of practice Thursday and Friday. “He’s obviously struggling coming off the Philadelphia game,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said before practice, via Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press. The [more]

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Cowboys vs. 49ers: Jerry Jones says Dallas 'loved' San Francisco WR Deebo Samuel during NFL Draft process

Fri Jan 14 2022 19:11:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott welcomes pressure ahead of NFL playoffs

Fri Jan 14 2022 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Dallas Cowboys offensive line 'definitely beatable,' San Francisco 49ers' Nick Bosa says

Fri Jan 14 2022 16:23:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Nick Bosa: Cowboys tackles are definitely beatable

Fri Jan 14 2022 14:06:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith was back to full practice participation on Thursday and that puts him on track to play against the 49ers on Sunday. That prospect is not an overly daunting one for 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa. Bosa said that Smith has been one of “the best tackles in the league for [more]

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Trent Williams: Elbow has made a lot of improvement

Fri Jan 14 2022 12:08:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers had to play without left tackle Trent Williams last Sunday, but it looks like he’s on track to play this weekend. Williams returned to practice on Thursday as a limited participant and said after the session that his elbow injury is in a lot better shape than he was at this time last [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger set to pass Joe Montana, Brett Favre in playoff passing yards

Fri Jan 14 2022 09:40:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is No. 5 in NFL history in postseason passing yards. By the end of Sunday night’s game, Roethlisberger should be No. 3. Roethlisberger has passed for 5,757 passing yards in the playoffs in his career. Joe Montana is in fourth place all-time with 5,772 and Brett Favre is in third with [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo upgraded to full participant Thursday

Fri Jan 14 2022 01:39:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was a full participant Thursday, his first full practice since Dec. 21. The team upgraded Garoppolo from limited in Wednesday’s session. Garoppolo has a torn ligament and chipped bone in his right thumb but played through the injury in Week 18 after missing one game. Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee), linebacker Marcell [more]

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Matthew Stafford’s wife was amazed by how many 49ers fans showed up at SoFi Stadium

Fri Jan 14 2022 01:26:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams may be seeing red about the amount of red they saw at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. And they could be seeing plenty more red on Monday night against the Cardinals. “I’ve never seen so many of the opposing team’s fans at a game, and we came from Detroit,” Kelly Stafford, wife of Rams [more]

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Tyron Smith returns to full practice Thursday

Fri Jan 14 2022 00:43:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith had a full practice Thursday ahead of the team’s wild-card playoff game against the 49ers. It was only the 26th time this season — out of 53 practices — that Smith has practiced fully. He has missed 15 practices and was limited for 12, including Wednesday’s session. Smith missed five [more]

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Cowboys brace for potential invasion of 49ers fans

Fri Jan 14 2022 00:40:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Faithful travel well. Very well, as the Rams learned in Week 18. Well enough that America’s Team is bracing for an invasion of 49ers fans on Sunday afternoon. Sports Business Journal recently crafted an item collecting various stories regarding the subject of San Francisco partisans getting tickets to the first playoff game between the [more]

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San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo addresses uncertain future with team

Thu Jan 13 2022 21:17:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Joe Montana documentary has landed on Peacock

Thu Jan 13 2022 20:24:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wit the 49ers and Cowboys reuniting in the playoffs this weekend, 40 years after The Catch, it’s a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. Streaming on Peacock is a documentary that looks back at the career of 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. Montana led San Francisco to four Super Bowl wins. He retired [more]

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Jayron Kearse off Cowboys COVID-19 reserve list

Thu Jan 13 2022 16:24:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys got another player back from the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday. Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Thursday that safety Jayron Kearse has been activated. That move comes a day after linebacker Micah Parsons and left tackle Tyron Smith were cleared to return to the active roster. With Kearse back, the Cowboys [more]

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Every Super Bowl, ranked

Thu Jan 13 2022 15:50:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Some are classics .. and, well, some aren't

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Micah Parsons feels refreshed after sitting out last week

Thu Jan 13 2022 13:50:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons wasn’t able to finish up his remarkable rookie season on the field, but that may wind up being a positive for him and the team this weekend. Parsons was out of the lineup because of a positive test for COVID-19 and said that he experienced symptoms including fatigue and muscle aches [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo admits uncertain future has weighed on his mind all season

Thu Jan 13 2022 03:11:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers traded up to draft Trey Lance with the third overall choice in 2021, and the expectation is the team will attempt to trade Jimmy Garoppolo in the offseason. So last week could have been Garoppolo’s final game in a 49ers uniform, something the quarterback considered beforehand. Garoppolo shared a moment with fullback Kyle [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo officially limited Wednesday

Thu Jan 13 2022 00:01:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was limited in Wednesday’s practice as expected. Garoppolo has a torn ligament and chipped bone in his right thumb. He said before practice that his thumb was sore after Sunday’s victory over the Rams but was feeling better Wednesday. Left tackle Trent Williams (elbow) did not practice but is improving after [more]

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Trenton Cannon returns to practice

Wed Jan 12 2022 22:36:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers opened the practice window for running back Trenton Cannon on Wednesday, the team announced. They have 21 days to activate him from injured reserve. Cannon left the field in an ambulance after a scary collision on the opening kickoff against the Seahawks on Dec. 5. He was chasing Seahawks returner DeeJay Dallas when [more]

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Tyron Smith limited by knee and ankle injuries in Wednesday’s practice

Wed Jan 12 2022 22:19:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith returned from the COVID-19 reserve list to have a limited practice Wednesday. He is listed with knee and ankle injuries. The knee injury is new, but this is the ninth week he has shown up on the practice report with the ankle injury. Smith missed five games with the ankle [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo’s thumb was “sore” after Sunday’s game but feeling better now

Wed Jan 12 2022 21:32:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is projected as a limited practice participant today with Trey Lance getting snaps with the starters. Despite the torn ligament and chipped bone in his right thumb, Garoppolo is expected to start again Sunday as the 49ers battle the Cowboys in the wild-card round. He played through a significant amount of [more]

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No practice for Trent Williams Wednesday

Wed Jan 12 2022 20:16:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers will kick off their on-field preparations for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys without left tackle Trent Williams. Williams sat out last Sunday’s win over the Rams with an elbow injury and head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Williams would be out practice for the same reason. Shanahan also said that Williams’ condition has [more]

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Micah Parsons, Tyron Smith activated from COVID-19 reserve list

Wed Jan 12 2022 16:43:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys didn’t have linebacker Micah Parsons or left tackle Tyron Smith available for the final game of the regular season, but they will be available for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday that both players have been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list. Both players are set [more]

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San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says team is too young to appreciate playoff past with Dallas Cowboys

Wed Jan 12 2022 15:45:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Robbie Gould’s double duty lands him NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Jan 12 2022 13:55:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have relied on Robbie Gould‘s placekicking ability for years and they expanded his portfolio in last Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Rams. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky suffered a concussion during the first half of the game, so Gould took over his responsibilities for the rest of the afternoon. He punted twice for 90 yards [more]

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49ers activate Trey Sermon from injured reserve

Tue Jan 11 2022 22:47:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers will have a little more depth in their backfield for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. The team announced that rookie running back Trey Sermon has been activated from injured reserve. Sermon was out since suffering an ankle injury in Week 12. Sermon was a third-round pick this year, but found himself behind sixth-rounder [more]

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John Fassel has “full faith” in Greg Zuerlein

Tue Jan 11 2022 19:37:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein missed his 12th kick of the season in last Saturday’s win over the Eagles, but his inaccuracy over the course of the year is not a concern for special teams coordinator John Fassel heading into Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Zuerlein has kicked for Fassel with the Rams and Cowboys for [more]

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Dolphins request interview with 49ers OC Mike McDaniel

Tue Jan 11 2022 17:38:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After firing Brian Flores on Monday, the Dolphins could potentially turn to an offensive mind for their next head coach. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Miami has requested to interview 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel for their vacancy. McDaniel has worked alongside Kyle Shanahan for much of his career, dating back to his time [more]

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Kyle Shanahan says today’s players don’t know about the 49ers-Cowboys rivalry

Tue Jan 11 2022 17:31:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys and 49ers will meet for the eighth time in postseason history on Sunday, but most of the players in the game probably don’t know that. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan, whose father was on the 49ers’ coaching staff when they played the Cowboys in three consecutive NFC Championship Games in the 1990s, says [more]

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Kyle Shanahan, Dan Quinn renew acquaintances this weekend in 49ers-Cowboys game

Tue Jan 11 2022 02:50:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Five years ago, the Falcons went on a Super Bowl run with Dan Quinn serving as head coach and Kyle Shanahan working as the offensive coordinator. (It ultimately didn’t work out.) On Sunday, Shanahan’s 49ers face the Cowboys, for whom Quinn has done a great job as first-year defensive coordinator. “Dan Quinn is one of [more]

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WATCH: Deebo tosses a touchdown pass

Mon Jan 10 2022 01:17:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Gamecocks star Deebo Samuel accounted for a pair of touchdowns in San Francisco's win over Los Angeles.

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Saints lose Taysom Hill, but beat Falcons 30-20 to keep postseason hopes alive

Mon Jan 10 2022 00:26:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It seemed only fitting that the Saints would be fighting for their playoff lives with a backup-to-the-backup quarterback. It also seemed fitting that their season remains alive. Despite starting four quarterbacks this season — and losing their most recent starter in the second quarter — the Saints beat the Falcons 30-20 and are waiting to [more]

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Buzz builds of Jim Harbaugh to Raiders

Sun Jan 09 2022 13:54:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Four years ago, the worst-kept secret in the NFL was that the Raiders will hire Jon Gruden to be the team’s head coach. In the upcoming interview/hiring cycle, the worst-kept secret in the NFL could become that the Raiders will hire Jim Harbaugh as the permanent replacement for Gruden. For now, buzz is building in [more]

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49ers don’t promote Nate Sudfeld; Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance only QBs for Sunday

Sat Jan 08 2022 21:34:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers promoted quarterback Nate Sudfeld from the practice squad last weekend to back up Trey Lance, but Saturday’s deadline to do that for Week 18 passed without them making a move involving a quarterback. That leaves Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo as the two quarterbacks who will be available to play against the Rams. Garoppolo [more]

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Jim Harbaugh reportedly told recruit he’ll “entertain” NFL opportunities

Sat Jan 08 2022 15:45:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

At the NFL coaching carousel prepares to start spinning, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh may end up taking a spin. Via SI.com, Harbaugh reportedly told the father of a Michigan recruit that he will indeed consider NFL opportunities. “He said that he’ll entertain [it],” Larry Clemons, the father of Darrius Clemons, told 247sports.com. “He was up front [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo questionable, Kyle Shanahan knows who’s starting

Fri Jan 07 2022 22:02:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers say they know their plan for quarterback in Sunday’s game against the Rams, but they’ll let the rest of us keep guessing until Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as questionable to play due to the right thumb injury that kept him out of last Sunday’s win over the Texans. He’s been limited in [more]

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49ers activate Ambry Thomas off COVID-19 reserve list

Fri Jan 07 2022 20:56:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers activated rookie cornerback Ambry Thomas from the COVID-19 reserve list Friday, two days after he went on the list. The team also announced it has waived tight end Tanner Hudson. Thomas is among five 49ers defensive backs placed on the COVID-19 reserve list this week. Safety Jimmie Ward and cornerbacks K'Waun Williams, Dontae [more]

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Public memorial service for John Madden set for February 15 in Oakland

Fri Jan 07 2022 15:26:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A public memorial service for John Madden will take place in the city where he served as head coach for 10 years. The Madden family announced today that a memorial service in Oakland will be held on February 15. Further details about the location of the service will be announced soon. “The Madden family has [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo still limited, but Deebo Samuel says “Jimmy just looked like Jimmy”

Fri Jan 07 2022 01:21:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo was limited again Thursday in his attempt to play with a torn ligament in his right thumb. The 49ers quarterback wore supportive black tape on the thumb, according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News. Tight end George Kittle said he “can’t really see a difference” in Garoppolo. Garoppolo will start Sunday in [more]

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Matthew Stafford: Cool thing to be part of big seasons for Calvin Johnson, Cooper Kupp

Thu Jan 06 2022 14:02:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp heads into Week 18 with a chance to pass Calvin Johnson and set a new record for receiving yards in a single season. The quarterback who will be throwing the ball his way is the same one that helped Johnson set that record with the Lions in 2012. Matthew Stafford [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo officially limited, says right thumb “hurts”

Wed Jan 05 2022 23:52:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo officially was limited in Wednesday’s practice. His status for Sunday’s game is uncertain because of the thumb injury that kept him out last week. “F—, it hurts,” Garoppolo said Wednesday, via David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com. “I don’t know how else to describe it. It feels like the web in your hand [more]

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49ers put Ambry Thomas on COVID list; designate three for return from IR

Wed Jan 05 2022 21:35:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers put another defensive back on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday. Cornerback Ambry Thomas is the latest addition. He joins Jimmie Ward, Dontae Johnson, and K'Waun Williams on the list with the 49ers heading toward a Sunday game against the Rams. Thomas started the last four games and has 23 tackles in 11 overall [more]

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Sean McVay: We’re expecting Cam Akers to make his season debut against the 49ers

Tue Jan 04 2022 14:22:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams running back Cam Akers tore his Achilles while training for the 2021 season in July. Now as the calendar flips to January, he’s going to be on the field. On the Rams’ in-house weekly show with Sean McVay, the head coach said that Akers is set to play after the team activated him off [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo has done it all year, we’ll go back to him if he’s healthy

Mon Jan 03 2022 14:35:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Trey Lance at quarterback, the 49ers beat the Texans on Sunday and took one step closer to the playoffs. But coach Kyle Shanahan still thinks Jimmy Garoppolo gives the 49ers the best chance to win. Shanahan said after Sunday’s game that if Garoppolo is medically cleared to return from his thumb injury, he will [more]

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49ers beat Texans, move closer to playoffs

Mon Jan 03 2022 00:05:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers haven’t clinched a playoff berth yet, but they took a step closer to that goal on Sunday. Trey Lance threw a pair of touchdowns and the defense pitched a shutout after halftime to beat the Texans 23-7 at home. They’ll be in the playoffs if the Saints lose to the Panthers or with [more]

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Trey Lance TD pass puts 49ers up 10-7

Sun Jan 02 2022 23:03:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have their first lead of Sunday’s game against the Texans. Quarterback Trey Lance flipped a short pass to running back Elijah Mitchell and Mitchell ran it into the end zone for his first receiving touchdown of the year. The score puts the Niners up 10-7 with under six minutes to play in the [more]

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Texans lead 49ers 7-3 at halftime

Sun Jan 02 2022 22:29:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans came into Sunday’s game against the 49ers with a two-game winning streak and they’ve got a halftime lead as they try to extend that run to three games. Quarterback Davis Mills hit wide receiver Brandin Cooks for an eight-yard touchdown just after the two minute warning to give them a 7-0 lead at [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo officially inactive, Elijah Mitchell active for 49ers

Sun Jan 02 2022 19:45:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Trey Lance will be making his second NFL start against the Texans on Sunday afternoon. Everyone assumed that would be the case when the 49ers listed Jimmy Garoppolo as doubtful to play with the right thumb injury that sidelined him at practice all week. The 49ers lost in Lance’s previous start and can [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo won’t play Sunday, will need surgery after the season

Sun Jan 02 2022 11:51:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers tried to create a sense of mystery as to the identity of their starting quarterback on Sunday against the Texans. The mystery is now conclusively resolved. Rookie Trey Lance gets the start. Oft-injured Jimmy Garoppolo won’t play, due to a ligament issue in his thumb. Multiple reports point to Lance getting an opportunity [more]

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San Francisco 49ers activate QB Nate Sudfeld off practice squad

Sat Jan 01 2022 02:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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49ers activate Nate Sudfeld from practice squad

Fri Dec 31 2021 23:20:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo doubtful with a thumb injury, Trey Lance is in line to start for the second time. Lance has played only one game since his Week 5 start, seeing action on five plays against the Jaguars in Week 11. The 49ers have no other quarterbacks on their active roster, so they [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo doubtful for Sunday with thumb injury

Fri Dec 31 2021 22:23:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like Jimmy Garoppolo won’t be starting for the 49ers on Sunday due to his thumb injury. But head coach Kyle Shanahan left the door open for Garoppolo to play in the contest against Houston. After he didn’t practice all week, Garoppolo is doubtful with his thumb injury. But because he hasn’t been ruled [more]

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Texans activate Maliek Collins, place Antony Auclair, Kevin Pierre-Louis on COVID-19 reserve list

Fri Dec 31 2021 21:29:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans activated starting defensive tackle Maliek Collins from the COVID-19 reserve list Friday, the team announced. He tested positive for the virus on Dec. 20. Collins has 26 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, five quarterback hits and an interception. The Texans placed two players on the COVID-19 reserve, leaving them with eight [more]

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Nick Caserio resists the temptation to tank

Fri Dec 31 2021 14:53:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Once a team falls out of contention for the playoffs, winning becomes losing. Specifically, losing ground in the draft order for the following year. It continues to be one of the great disconnects for the NFL, the idea that every time tries to win every game in every week and the reality that the team [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo not practicing again on Thursday

Thu Dec 30 2021 21:50:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said on Wednesday that he’s confident he’ll be able to play against the Texans this weekend despite a right thumb injury, but any confidence that others may have is likely starting to wane. Garoppolo didn’t practice on Wednesday and reporters at the open portion of Thursday’s practice said that things unfolded [more]

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Trent Williams has faith in Trey Lance

Thu Dec 30 2021 20:52:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A generation ago, a future Hall of Fame offensive lineman expressed trepidation about the prospect of a rookie quarterback taking over for an injured veteran. 49ers left tackle Trent Williams, however, has a far different viewpoint on rookie quarterback Trey Lance replacing Jimmy Garoppolo than Steelers guard Alan Faneca had 17 years ago regarding Ben [more]

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Nine teams that haven’t clinched playoff berths yet can clinch by winning out

Thu Dec 30 2021 17:39:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With two weeks left in the season, nine teams that haven’t already clinched playoff berths control their playoff destiny. Those teams are the Bills, Colts, Titans, Patriots, Bengals, Dolphins, Raiders, 49ers and Eagles. Those nine teams haven’t clinched yet, but know they are in the playoffs if they win their last two games. All nine [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo did not practice Wednesday

Wed Dec 29 2021 23:52:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers had hoped Jimmy Garoppolo could go through a limited practice Wednesday, but the quarterback walked toward the locker room with his right hand in a pouch as practice began, Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com reports. The 49ers released their injury report after practice, and Garoppolo was listed a non-participant with his right thumb injury. [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo “confident” he can play with injured thumb

Wed Dec 29 2021 21:57:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Wednesday that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has a chance to play despite an injured right thumb and Garoppolo sounded a bit surer of his status for the team’s matchup with the Texans. Garoppolo spoke to reporters after Shanahan’s press conference and said that the injury happened in the second [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t need surgery, has a chance play this week

Wed Dec 29 2021 20:04:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a right thumb injury that head coach Kyle Shanahan called a sprain earlier this week and he revisited that description when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday. A report after Shanahan spoke this week indicated that Garoppolo tore a ligament and chipped a bone. Shanahan said Wednesday that [more]

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Texans get Brandin Cooks, several more players off COVID-19 list

Wed Dec 29 2021 18:13:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After defeating the Chargers with a shorthanded roster on Sunday, the Texans have several players back at practice off the COVID-19 list. Per Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle, Houston has 16 players off the club’s COVID-19 list — including the club’s top receiver Brandin Cooks. Cooks has 80 catches for 945 yards with five [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Trey Lance’s last month of practice has been his best

Tue Dec 28 2021 13:32:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Monday brought word that 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a chipped bone and torn ligament in his right thumb and the injury kept him out of practice as the team returned from a mini-bye following last Thursday’s loss to the Titans. It also creates some doubt about whether he’ll be able to play [more]

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106 NFL players placed on COVID-19 reserve Monday, bringing total to 505 this month

Tue Dec 28 2021 03:17:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers placed punter Mitch Wishnowsky on the COVID-19 reserve list Monday. This was significant because it was the team’s first player to go on the COVID-19 reserve list since July 28. The 49ers have had only three players on the COVID-19 reserve list since training camp began. They are alone. The NFL saw 106 [more]

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Report: Jaguars will retain Trent Baalke as G.M.

Tue Dec 28 2021 02:30:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jaguars have unofficially limited the potential universe of head coaches to succeed Urban Meyer. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that G.M. Trent Baalke will participate in the search for a new coach, and that he will be retained moving forward. Both Baalke and the next coach will report directly to owner Shad Khan. [more]

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Report: Jimmy Garoppolo has chipped bone, torn ligament in thumb

Tue Dec 28 2021 01:02:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Since Kyle Shanahan revealed at his Monday media availability that Jimmy Garoppolo sprained his right thumb, the news continues to get worse. Shortly after the 49ers coach made his announcement, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Garoppolo had a “more significant injury” than a sprain. Now comes a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that [more]

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If Saints and Eagles win out, 49ers are left out

Mon Dec 27 2021 23:39:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A few days ago, the 49ers seemed to be a lock for the postseason. Suddenly, it seems a little tenuous. Here’s how tenuous it is. Even if the 49ers win their final two games (Texans, at Rams), they’ll miss the playoffs if the Saints finish 3-0 (Dolphins, Panthers, at Falcons) and Eagles (at Washington, Cowboys) [more]

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Report: Jimmy Garoppolo has “a more significant injury” than right thumb sprain

Mon Dec 27 2021 22:41:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo‘s absence from Monday’s practice raised some eyebrows. Now there’s some question as to whether Garoppolo will be available for Sunday’s game against the Texans. Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters in his Monday press conference that Garoppolo suffered a right thumb sprain during last week’s loss to the Titans. Shanahan noted [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo not practicing for 49ers on Monday

Mon Dec 27 2021 21:11:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There could be a situation developing for the 49ers. After losing to the Titans last Thursday, San Francisco is holding a bonus practice on Monday afternoon. But according to multiple reporters, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was not in attendance during the portion open to media. That left rookie Trey Lance as the top signal-caller in the [more]

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Kyle Shanahan on Jimmy Garoppolo's INT's in 49ers loss to Titans: 'That's on everybody out there'

Sun Dec 26 2021 18:29:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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John Lynch’s supposedly inadvertent “like” of tweet disparaging Jimmy Garoppolo makes waves

Sun Dec 26 2021 00:59:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In the spirit of Christmas, we’ve delayed making an issue out of a supposedly inadvertent Twitter move from 49ers G.M. John Lynch regarding quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. As Christmas Day winds down, and as the story continues to reverberate in league circles, we had no choice but to point it out. On Friday night, Lynch posted [more]

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Kyle Shanahan doesn’t blame Jimmy Garoppolo for his two interceptions

Fri Dec 24 2021 14:27:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has a complicated relationship with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Even with Garoppolo’s eventual replacement on the roster, Shanahan continues to cling to an unrealistic vision of what Garoppolo could be, but for the periodic mistakes. But the periodic mistakes continue to happen. On Thursday night, Garoppolo’s pair of interceptions contributed significantly to [more]

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Mike Vrabel: People were planning our funeral, but we’re not dead yet

Fri Dec 24 2021 11:36:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans came into Thursday night’s game with three losses in their last four games and without the starting left side of their offensive line, which helped explain why the 49ers were favored to win on the road. Anyone who picked the Niners likely felt good about that read at halftime. The Titans were down [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo: Some good, some bad on Thursday night

Fri Dec 24 2021 11:21:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers were able to drive for a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game against the Titans, but there was time left for the Titans to drive for a game-winning field goal and it was hard to feel like the team should never have been in that position in the first place. [more]

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Kyle Shanahan defends not trying to score at end of first half, says he wanted to avoid a turnover

Fri Dec 24 2021 09:49:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers did not try to score at the end of the first half on Thursday night, instead just letting the clock run down and going into the locker room with a 10-0 lead. That came back to haunt them in a game they would lose 20-17. But 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan defended the decision [more]

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49ers linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair has MCL injury

Fri Dec 24 2021 05:19:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair suffered an injury to his MCL in his knee in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans, head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters. Shanahan said he was unsure of the severity of the injury but Al-Shaair was was unable to return to the game. He [more]

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Thursday Night Football: Randy Bullock 44-yard FG lifts Titans over 49ers

Fri Dec 24 2021 04:23:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Tennessee Titans overcome a 10-0 halftime deficit that saw them out-gained by a 191-55 margin to beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 on a 44-yard field goal from Randy Bullock with four seconds left to play. A.J. Brown had six catches for 121 yards in the second half alone as part of a 145-yard [more]

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A.J. Brown’s 18-yard touchdown catch gives Titans their first lead, 17-10

Fri Dec 24 2021 03:43:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans went 46:58 before taking their first lead. Tennessee, which trailed 10-0 at halftime, now leads 17-10. A.J. Brown scored on an 18-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill with 13:02 remaining in the fourth quarter. Brown now has 10 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown. The drive was set up by a defensive stop [more]

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Current rules embrace “sky judge” concept, to an extent

Fri Dec 24 2021 03:40:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thursday night’s game between the 49ers and Titans included, in the first half, a facemask penalty that clearly did not involve any contact with the facemask. As noted on Twitter at the time, this is precisely the kind of on-field mistake that a full-blown sky judge (or booth umpire, or whatever title would be used) [more]

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Titans get a FG, a Jimmy Garoppolo interception and a touchdown to draw even

Fri Dec 24 2021 03:13:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans had more yards on their first drive of the second half (60) than they had in the entire first half (55.) Tennessee took the second half kickoff and went 55 yards in 13 plays — they had a 5-yard penalty so they had 60 yards total — before Randy Bullock hit a 38-yard [more]

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49ers have 191 yards, 10-0 lead on Titans at halftime

Fri Dec 24 2021 02:44:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers lead the Titans 10-0 at halftime. It shouldn’t be that close. San Francisco has 191 yards to 55 for the Titans. Tennessee has only three first downs, is averaging 2.6 yards per play and has more penalty yards (42) than passing yards (32). On seven first-down plays, the Titans have 1 total yard. [more]

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49ers open with an easy touchdown drive, take 7-0 lead on Titans

Fri Dec 24 2021 01:36:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jeff Wilson rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown last week. He already has a touchdown Thursday night. Wilson ran for a 1-yard score after the 49ers took the opening kickoff and went 75 yards in nine plays. Jimmy Garoppolo went 5-for-5 for 59 yards. Deebo Samuel was the star. He rushed for 8 yards [more]

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Julio Jones has been a disappointment for the Titans, so far

Fri Dec 24 2021 00:53:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the more intriguing moves of the 2021 offseason happened when the Titans sent a 2022 second-round pick to the Falcons for veteran receiver Julio Jones in June. Through 14 games, it hasn’t worked the way Tennessee had hoped. Jones has appeared in only eight games. He has a mere 25 catches for 369 [more]

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Thursday Night Football: Azeez Al-Shaair is active for 49ers-Titans

Fri Dec 24 2021 00:06:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers already had ruled out defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (calf), linebacker Dre Greenlaw (groin), safety Talanoa Hufanga (knee) and running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) for Thursday Night Football. That left only one player to add to their inactive list Thursday. Offensive lineman Colton McKivitz is a healthy scratch. Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, who was questionable [more]

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Kendall Lamm out for Titans Thursday after positive COVID-19 test

Thu Dec 23 2021 19:15:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans ruled left tackle Taylor Lewan out for Thursday night’s game against the 49ers with back injury and that put Kendall Lamm in line to start in his place. Tennessee is going to have to come up with a Plan C at the position. Lamm announced on Instagram Thursday that he has tested positive [more]

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Titans activating A.J. Brown for Thursday night’s game

Thu Dec 23 2021 18:51:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans are set to have Julio Jones in the lineup on Thursday night after they declined to give him an injury designation on Wednesday’s injury report and it looks like A.J. Brown will be joining him at wideout. NFL Media reports that Brown will be activated from injured reserve ahead of their game against [more]

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No injury designation for Julio Jones, but Titans rule out left side of OL

Wed Dec 22 2021 21:40:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans expect to have wide receiver Julio Jones in the lineup against the 49ers on Thursday night. Jones was listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday and he does not have an injury designation for the game. Jones left last Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury and was listed as a non-participant [more]

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Elijah Mitchell out for 49ers-Titans on Thursday

Wed Dec 22 2021 20:33:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the 49ers are going to defeat the Titans on a short week, they’ll have to do it without Elijah Mitchell. The rookie running back will officially miss another game, as San Francisco has ruled him out for Thursday’s Week 16 matchup. Mitchell has been out since suffering a knee injury against the Seahawks in [more]

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49ers designate Trey Sermon to return from IR, waive Tyrell Adams

Wed Dec 22 2021 00:55:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers running back Trey Sermon is getting closer to game action as his team makes a playoff push. San Francisco announced on Tuesday that Sermon has been designated to return from injured reserve. Sermon, a third-round pick out of Ohio State, hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury in Week 12. Generally, Sermon has not [more]

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John Lynch: Elijah Mitchell has “taken a positive turn” in return from knee injury

Tue Dec 21 2021 20:39:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers got a strong performance from running back Jeff Wilson in Sunday’s win over the Falcons and they may have more backfield options at their disposal when they face the Titans on Thursday night. Rookie Elijah Mitchell has missed the last two games with a concussion and a knee injury, but he has been [more]

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Mike Vrabel on Julio Jones: We’ll evaluate how he can help us Thursday

Tue Dec 21 2021 12:35:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Julio Jones‘ first season with the Titans has mostly been notable for what Jones hasn’t done. Jones hasn’t put up big numbers in the passing game and he hasn’t been on the field all that much because of hamstring injuries. The latter knocked him out of Sunday’s loss to the Steelers and the [more]

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Titans designate A.J. Brown for return from IR

Mon Dec 20 2021 21:33:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans may be getting wide receiver A.J. Brown back in the lineup this week. Brown has been designated for return from injured reserve. Brown missed the last three games with a knee injury, but still leads the club with 46 catches and 615 receiving yards. He is one of three players with three receiving [more]

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Mike Vrabel: It’s Captain Obvious, but we have to take care of the football

Mon Dec 20 2021 17:04:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After starting the season 8-2, the Titans have lost three of their last four games to fall to 9-5 on the season. The club is still in control of its own outcome for the AFC South. If Tennessee defeats San Francisco, Miami, and Houston, then the team will host a playoff game in January. But [more]

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Nick Bosa sees 49ers defense hitting their stride as season winds down

Mon Dec 20 2021 12:31:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

At this time last year, Nick Bosa was rehabbing a torn ACL and the 49ers were playing out the string of a lost season. Bosa is back on the field now and he recorded his 15th sack of the year in the 49ers’ 31-13 win over the Falcons on Sunday. The victory pushed the 49ers [more]

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Falcons score one touchdown on five red zone trips as 49ers win 31-13

Mon Dec 20 2021 00:03:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons had five red zone trips. They scored one touchdown and one field goal. On three possessions they were stopped on downs inside the 10. The 49ers rolled to a 31-13 victory, moving to 8-6 on the season. The Falcons fell to 6-8, putting a big dent in their playoff hopes. San Francisco has [more]

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Jeff Wilson’s touchdown run gives 49ers 24-10 lead

Sun Dec 19 2021 22:57:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have scored on four consecutive possessions to take a two-score lead on the Falcons. They opened the second half with a takeaway and short field. Nick Bosa had his sixth game in a row with a sack, a strip-sack of Matt Ryan on the Falcons’ first drive of the second half. Fred Warner [more]

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Deebo Samuel’s seventh rushing TD of season gives 49ers 17-10 halftime lead

Sun Dec 19 2021 22:41:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Deebo Samuel has attempted a pass, which was incomplete, has caught a pass for 30 yards and has run the ball three times for 15 yards. His 10-yard touchdown run with 33 seconds left in the half gave the 49ers a 17-10 halftime lead. His seven rushing touchdowns this season ties for the most in [more]

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George Kittle: Trent Williams is the most talented player in the NFL, Pro Bowl voting is “insane”

Sat Dec 18 2021 10:04:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco offensive tackle Trent Williams did not do well in fan Pro Bowl voting, and his teammate, tight end George Kittle, was not happy about it. Kittle called Williams’ snub in Pro Bowl voting a huge oversight that calls into question the credibility of the vote. “The fact that Trent Williams is eighth in [more]

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Matt Ryan working to extend Falcons’ opportunity to stay relevant

Thu Dec 16 2021 11:48:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons haven’t made the playoffs since 2017 and they’ve been well out of the race for postseason berths in the final weeks of the last few years, so it has been a while since quarterback Matt Ryan was part of a team with relevance late in a season. Ryan’s on one now and he’d [more]

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Dee Ford claims his group-text goodbye to teammates wasn’t for good

Wed Dec 15 2021 18:09:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive end Dee Ford sent a goodbye text to teammates on Tuesday night. At least one interpreted it to be a farewell for good. Ford now says he didn’t mean it to be permanent.“The articles saying I told my teammates I expected to be released are false,” Ford told Mike Silver, via 49ersWebZone.com. “I’m [more]

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George Kittle is the NFC offensive player of the week

Wed Dec 15 2021 13:38:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers needed a win in Cincinnati last Sunday to keep a leg up in the race for an NFC playoff spot and they leaned heavily on one of their best players to get it.Tight end George Kittle caught 13 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers’ 26-23 overtime win, including three [more]

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Dee Ford tells teammates he expects to be released

Wed Dec 15 2021 05:20:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Wednesday serving as the deadline for activating Dee Ford in 2021 and with coach Kyle Shanahan recently saying he’ll be surprised if Ford plays again this year, Ford’s time in San Francisco could be ending soon. Per a league source, Ford has informed teammates that he expects to be released as soon as Wednesday. [more]

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49ers not expecting Dee Ford to return this season

Mon Dec 13 2021 22:42:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco pass rusher Dee Ford is likely done for the season. Ford hasn’t played since October 24, and head coach Kyle Shanahan said today that he doesn’t expect Ford to return at all. “I’ll be surprised if he’s back. I think we will have to continue playing without him,” Shanahan said, via Jennifer Lee [more]

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Falcons S Erik Harris out for year with torn pectoral

Mon Dec 13 2021 20:17:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons lost a starting defensive player for the year during Sunday’s 29-21 win over the Panthers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that safety Erik Harris tore his pectoral in the game. Harris only played six snaps before leaving with the injury. Harris signed a one-year deal in Atlanta this offseason and he started [more]

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Bengals place Clay Johnston on COVID-19 list

Mon Dec 13 2021 16:25:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals have started the week by placing a player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Linebacker Clay Johnston has been added to the list, Cincinnati announced on Monday. Johnston was claimed off waivers by the Bengals in November after he was cut by the Panthers. He’s mainly played special teams for Cincinnati since arriving with the [more]

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San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk breaks down game-winning TD catch against Cincinnati Bengals

Mon Dec 13 2021 15:34:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Nick Bosa: We almost blew it, but we didn’t

Mon Dec 13 2021 14:39:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive end Nick Bosa went into Sunday’s game against the Bengals with designs on sacking his good friend Joe Burrow and reaching that goal helped the 49ers get a win. Bosa sacked Burrow twice — a third sack was wiped out by a penalty — and the second one came on third down on [more]

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Arthur Smith: We’ve got a big game next weekend

Mon Dec 13 2021 13:43:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have been outscored by 108 points this season and they have a 6-7 record, but they remain very much alive in the NFC playoff picture. Sunday’s 29-21 win over the Panthers leaves the Falcons in the mix for a postseason berth as they turn their attention toward next Sunday’s game against the 49ers. [more]

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Zac Taylor: We tried everything to stop George Kittle, he finds a way to make plays

Mon Dec 13 2021 01:36:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals couldn’t stop 49ers tight end George Kittle today, but not for a lack of trying. Bengals coach Zac Taylor said after Kittle caught 13 passes for 151 yards against his team that the Bengals attempted everything they could to stop Kittle today, but he was just too good. “When a guy is that [more]

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San Francisco 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk stuns Bengals with walk-off touchdown in overtime

Mon Dec 13 2021 01:06:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Brandon Aiyuk TD makes 49ers 26-23 winners in OT

Mon Dec 13 2021 01:01:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, but they came up with enough plays to win the game in overtime. After a Bengals field goal to open the extra session, Jimmy Garoppolo found tight end George Kittle three times for 41 yards and Jauan Jennings for a 25-yard gain that moved the [more]

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49ers, Bengals heading to overtime

Mon Dec 13 2021 00:29:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looked like the 49ers would cruise to a win when they built up a 20-6 lead over the Bengals heading into the fourth quarter, but the Bengals turned out to have little left in the tank. Ja'Marr Chase caught a touchdown to make it a one-score game with just over nine minutes left to [more]

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Ja’Marr Chase TD brings Bengals within a score in fourth quarter

Sun Dec 12 2021 23:58:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday’s late window of games has featured several lopsided games, but the Bengals are trying to make things interesting in the fourth quarter against the 49ers. Quarterback Joe Burrow bought time for wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase to come open in the end zone on a fourth down with just over nine minutes to play and [more]

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Trey Hendrickson ruled out with back injury, 49ers up 20-6

Sun Dec 12 2021 23:26:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals offered an update on defensive end Trey Hendrickson‘s injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the 49ers and it isn’t a positive one. Hendrickson left the game before halftime and the Bengals have ruled him out for the rest of the afternoon with a back injury. The defense has missed him [more]

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Trey Hendrickson hurt late in first half, Bengals trail 17-6

Sun Dec 12 2021 22:55:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals were set to get the ball back with a chance to take a lead at the end of the first half of Sunday’s home game against the 49ers, but punt returner Darius Phillips got in the way. Phillips muffed a punt in the final minute of the first half and 49ers wide receiver [more]

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Deebo Samuel’s sixth rushing TD puts 49ers up 10-3

Sun Dec 12 2021 22:18:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel had rushing touchdowns in three straight games before sitting out last Sunday with a groin injury and he picked up right where he left off in Sunday’s return to action. Samuel ran 27 yards for a score early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game over the Bengals. The touchdown [more]

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Bengals muff punt, 49ers go up 3-0

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:48:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals made the first turnover of Sunday’s game and the 49ers turned it into the first points of the afternoon. Darius Phillips muffed a punt inside his own 25-yard-line and 49ers wide receiver River Cracraft fell on the ball to set the 49ers up with great field position. They appeared to pick up a [more]

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Deebo Samuel, Joe Mixon active for 49ers-Bengals matchup

Sun Dec 12 2021 20:03:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Word on Sunday morning was that 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel and Bengals running back Joe Mixon would be active for their respective teams later in the day and that’s proven to be the case. Samuel and Mixon are both going to play at Paul Brown Stadium in the late slot on Sunday afternoon. Bengals [more]

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Joe Mixon, Tee Higgins are expected to play Sunday

Sun Dec 12 2021 14:29:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals didn’t give quarterback Joe Burrow an injury designation for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, but they had a couple of key offensive players listed as questionable to play. Running back Joe Mixon missed practice all week because of an illness and wide receiver Tee Higgins was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday [more]

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49ers rule out Dontae Johnson for personal reasons

Sun Dec 12 2021 12:22:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers are shorthanded at cornerback today in Cincinnati, and they’ve lost another player at the position for reasons unrelated to injury. Cornerback Donate Johnson will not play for what are being described as personal reasons, not an injury. The 49ers also placed cornerback Emmanuel Mosley on injured reserve. Mosley is a starter, and Johnson [more]

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Deebo Samuel will play today

Sun Dec 12 2021 11:15:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco running back/wide receiver Deebo Samuel will be back on the field today. Samuel, who missed last week’s loss to Seattle with a groin injury, is playing today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Samuel has been outstanding this season, leading the 49ers in a wide variety of statistical categories including catches, receiving yards, [more]

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Deebo Samuel back at practice, questionable for Sunday

Fri Dec 10 2021 22:21:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel could be back in the 49ers lineup on Sunday. Samuel missed last week’s loss to Seattle and the first two practices of the week with a groin injury, but he practiced on Friday and has been listed as questionable to face the Bengals this weekend. Samuel didn’t provide much of a [more]

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Zac Taylor: No limitations for Joe Burrow on Sunday

Fri Dec 10 2021 17:33:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has been battling a pinky injury since the middle of last week’s loss to the Chargers, but he’s good to go for Sunday’s matchup with the 49ers. Head coach Zac Taylor told reporters at his Friday press conference that Burrow will have no limitations for the game. Burrow was officially listed [more]

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Nick Bosa: Joe Burrow’s a good friend I definitely want to hit a few times

Fri Dec 10 2021 14:33:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Joe Burrow won a Heisman Trophy and a national title while at LSU, but the Bengals quarterback didn’t start his college time in Baton Rouge. Burrow spent three years at Ohio State before transferring to LSU and one of his closest friends in Columbus was 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa. That friendship led Bosa to [more]

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Chip Kelly could be headed back to Oregon

Thu Dec 09 2021 22:06:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nearly a decade after Chip Kelly left Oregon for the NFL, Kelly could be heading back to Oregon. John Canzano of the Oregonian reports that Oregon has requested permission to speak with Kelly for the vacancy created by Mario Cristobal’s departure for Miami. Kelly, who has coached at UCLA since 2018, spent three years with [more]

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Joe Burrow throwing at Thursday’s practice, Joe Mixon still out

Thu Dec 09 2021 18:37:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals were missing a few key offensive players at practice on Wednesday, but Thursday saw more players on hand to prepare for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Reporters at the open portion of the practice sent word that quarterback Joe Burrow was on the field and throwing passes for the first time since last [more]

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Joe Burrow rested his injured finger Wednesday

Wed Dec 08 2021 23:44:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow expects to play Sunday, but he did not practice Wednesday. Burrow dislocated the pinky finger on his throwing hand Sunday. “We won’t have him throw today, just to give it one more day to rest and see where we’re at tomorrow, make a decision there,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday, [more]

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49ers sign Brian Hill with Elijah Mitchell out of practice

Wed Dec 08 2021 20:16:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have had their share of injuries at the running back position. The team placed Elijah Mitchell in concussion protocol Monday. He also has knee “irritation,” coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Wednesday. Mitchell will not practice Wednesday. The MRI of Mitchell’s knee, though, found no structural damage. Still his availability for Sunday is in doubt. [more]

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49ers special teams coach Richard Hightower: Seahawks’ fake punt was totally on me

Wed Dec 08 2021 19:54:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the biggest plays of the week in the NFL on Sunday happened because the Seahawks’ punt team outsmarted the 49ers’ punt return team, and 49ers special teams coach Richard Hightower says he’s fully responsible. Hightower said today that the 73-yard touchdown run from Seattle’s Travis Homer on the fake punt was set up [more]

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Fred Warner returning to practice on Wednesday, but Deebo Samuel still sidelined

Wed Dec 08 2021 19:49:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan had some good and bad news on the injury front for his club as it begins preparing for the Bengals. Linebacker Fred Warner is slated to return to the practice field after missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury. Shanahan told reporters that Warner should be a full participant [more]

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Joe Burrow: Pinky “getting better,” will practice a little bit Wednesday

Wed Dec 08 2021 17:30:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow remains confident that his right pinky injury will not keep him from playing against the 49ers this weekend. Burrow was injured in last Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, but remained in the game and he told reporters at a Wednesday press conference that it has been “getting better every day.” Burrow [more]

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Bengals designate Trae Waynes, D’Ante Smith for return from IR

Wed Dec 08 2021 14:56:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Trae Waynes is making his way back to the Bengals lineup. The Bengals announced on Wednesday that Waynes and guard D'Ante Smith have been designated to return from injured reserve. Both players will be able to practice with the team for the next 21 days and can be activated at any point in that [more]

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Ja’Marr Chase: I have to make adjustment to beat double teams

Wed Dec 08 2021 11:50:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before the Bengals met the Steelers recently, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Bengals rookie wideout Ja'Marr Chase‘s drop in explosive plays was a result of teams adjusting their defense to make sure he didn’t beat them. Chase has 20 catches for 204 yards over the last five games, which is a sharp drop [more]

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Aldon Smith is arrested for DUI causing injury, a felony

Wed Dec 08 2021 04:19:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Free-agent NFL defensive end Aldon Smith, a former top-10 pick who showed incredible potential and performance early in his career, has another off-field issue. Via TMZ.com, Smith has been arrested on a felony charge of DUI causing injury. The arrest happened on Monday night. As of Tuesday afternoon, Smith remained in custody. His bond had been [more]

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49ers see Fred Warner as closer to returning than Deebo Samuel

Tue Dec 07 2021 16:46:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco receiver/running back Deebo Samuel said last week that he’d only miss one game with his groin injury, but coach Kyle Shanahan is not so sure. Samuel missed Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, and Shanahan wouldn’t commit to Samuel returning this week against the Bengals. Shanahan said linebacker Fred Warner, who also missed Sunday’s [more]

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Trenton Cannon on his way home but in concussion protocol

Tue Dec 07 2021 01:07:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers running back Trenton Cannon spent the night in a Seattle hospital for observation. He is on his way home Monday. “Trenton Cannon, he’s in the concussion protocol,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday, via David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com. “He’s doing better. He’s been discharged from the hospital, and he’s flying home right now. Our [more]

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Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow’s pinky “feels good”

Mon Dec 06 2021 20:41:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said he didn’t anticipate missing any time despite suffering a dislocated pinky on his throwing hand. Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor didn’t make it seem like anything had changed on that front at his Monday press conference. Taylor told reporters that Burrow’s pinky “feels good.” [more]

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Logan Wilson is expected to miss time with shoulder dislocation

Mon Dec 06 2021 17:39:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Logan Wilson has started every game for the Bengals this season, but he’s set to miss some time after an injury on Sunday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Wilson suffered a shoulder dislocation in their 41-22 loss to the Chargers. He is having an MRI to determine the extent of the injury [more]

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Week 14 NFC playoff picture: Washington keeps rising

Mon Dec 06 2021 15:59:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The seven teams that were in playoff position in the NFC heading into Week 13 remain there with all of the conference’s games in the books, but there was one change in the pecking order. Washington beat the Raiders 17-15 for their fourth straight win and they moved ahead of the 49ers into the sixth [more]